I looked up the word "thug", just to check for myself if there is any reason anyone should feel that the word itself is racist. It isn't, at least not against African Americans (Indians may have an issue with it, but I digress). This is the definition I found online:
THəɡ/noun1.a violent person, especially a criminal.
|synonyms:||ruffian, hooligan, vandal, hoodlum, |
gangster, villain, criminal;
So why was a weatherman from Dallas, who was just expressing his feelings (with which I happen to agree, to some extent) forced to resign? I'm still trying to figure that one out myself.